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Training and Career Development Funding Opportunities To Enhance Workforce Diversity

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The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is interested in enhancing the diversity of the biomedical workforce by supporting research training and career development of individuals from groups that are underrepresented in health-related research, including racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Individuals from underrepresented groups may submit applications through any of NCCIH’s active funding announcements. In addition, the Center offers a range of funding announcements specifically designed to provide support to students, postdoctorates, and other early-career investigators from underrepresented groups. These training and career development funding opportunities to enhance diversity are listed below.

If you are interested in applying for a training or career development award, please contact Dr. Lanay Mudd or another NCCIH program director to discuss the relevance of your proposed research to NCCIH’s research priorities.

Note: General information may be found in two National Institutes of Health (NIH) Guide Notices, Racial and Ethnic Categories and Definitions for NIH Diversity Programs and for Other Reporting Purposes and Notice of NIH’s Interest in Diversity.

Administrative Supplements

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Career Development Awards

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Other Awards

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R01: Research With Activities Related to Diversity (ReWARD) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)PAR-23-12203/16/2305/07/26Faculty
The NIH Research With Activities Related to Diversity (ReWARD) Program's overarching goal is to enhance the breadth and geographical location of research and research-related activities supported by NIH. The ReWARD program provides support for the health-related research of scientists who are making a significant contribution to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) and who have no current NIH research project grant funding. The ReWARD program provides funding for both the scientific research and the DEIA activities of investigators. The grant will support scientific research in areas related to the programmatic interests of one or more of the participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) and ongoing DEIA activities focused on enhancing diversity in the biomedical research enterprise within the United States and territories.
NCCIH, NEI, NIAAA, NIDA, NIMH, NINR, and NINDS Research Opportunities for New and "At-Risk" Investigators to Promote Workforce Diversity (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)PAR-22-18109/07/2209/08/25Faculty
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits R01 grant applications that propose independent research projects that are within the scientific mission areas of the participating NIH Institutes or Centers. This program is intended to support New Investigators and At-Risk Investigators from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the health-related sciences. Investigators from diverse backgrounds, including those from underrepresented groups (e.g., see NOT-OD-20-031, Notice of NIH’s Interest in Diversity), are encouraged to work with their institutions to apply for support under this program. Investigators from categories A and B are particularly encouraged to work with their institutions to apply.
STrengthening Research Opportunities for NIH Grants (STRONG): Structured Institutional Needs Assessment and Action Plan Development for Resource Limited Institutions (RLIs) (UC2 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed)PAR-23-14404/20/2309/19/25Faculty
The STrengthening Research Opportunities for NIH Grants (STRONG): The STRONG-RLI program will support research capacity needs assessments by eligible Resource-Limited Institutions (RLIs). The program will also support the recipient institutions to use the results of the assessments to develop action plans for how to meet the identified needs.
RLIs are defined as institutions with a mission to serve historically underrepresented populations in biomedical research that award degrees in the health professions (and in STEM fields and social and behavioral sciences) and have received an average of $0 to $25 million per year (total costs) of NIH Research Project Grant (RPG) support for the past three fiscal years.